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October 2016 Business Growth Lunch

Date: 21st October 2016
Location: Rochdale Football Club, Spotland Stadium, Sandy Lane, Rochdale OL11 5DR
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Theme: Business Strategy, Open new markets & Export, Start a business

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Join us at this month’s Business Growth Lunch which will be held at Rochdale Football Club. Hear from guest speakers and network with entrepreneurs and business leaders from across Greater Manchester.

Guest speaker

Our guest speaker this month will be Mark Tibbenham, Managing Director at GJD Manufacturing - UK manufacturer, designer and supplier of external detection and security equipment based in Rochdale. With the vision for GJD's security solutions to become truly valuable assets to both people and properties worldwide, the company recognises the importance of ongoing innovation in design and functionality of their products, quality management and manufacturing processes alike.

What will you come away with?

Mark will outline the company's journey to becoming a world-class producer and the company's aspirations to expand overseas. He will also share his experience of working with the Hub's teams to overcome challenges related to manufacturing high quality yet competitive solutions that meet customers' needs, and recognise the growth opportunities that investments in R&D and market research can result in.

You will also have an opportunity to hear from Carol Hopkins, Business & Investment Manager at Rochdale Investment Agency and Rochdale Borough Council. Carol will provide an update on current and ongoing development investments and business opportunities in Rochdale.

Take advantage of the informal networking with like-minded business leaders from across Greater Manchester. Hub advisors  will also be on hand to share details about the Hub's fully funded support available to eligible businesses.

Places are limited and priority will be given to those businesses eligible for European Regional Development Fund support.


11.30am – Arrival and registration

12.00pm – Welcome and introductions, Hilary Centeleghe, Senior Growth Manager, Business Growth Hub

12.05pm – Rochdale developments update, Carol Hopkins, Business & Investment Manager, Rochdale Investment Agency and Rochdale Borough Council

12.10pm GM Export Fund, Alain Dilworth, Programme Manager Textiles, Business Growth Hub 

12.15pm - Guest speaker – Mark Tibbenham, Managing Director, GJD Manufacturing

12.40pm – Questions & answers

12.55pm – Closing remarks, Hilary Centeleghe, Business Growth Hub

13.00pm – Lunch and networking

14.00pm – Event close


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